Awards and Honours

Pakistan Dental Association’s Humanitarian Award conferred on Dr SM Balaji

Pakistan Dental Association’s Humanitarian Award

Prof SM Balaji is a Chennai based Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon. The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) chose him for its Humanitarian Award. The award was presented to him at the 40th Asia Pacific Dental Congress held in Manila, Philippines.

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Dr S M Balaji being conferred the Craniofacial Research Fellowship Award

Craniofacial Research Fellowship Award

Dr S M Balaji being conferred the Craniofacial Research Fellowship Award by Prof Ravi Kant, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh at the International Dental and Craniofacial Summit in Bhutan

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Prof S M Balaji receiving the highest scientific Prof David Precious Award from Prof Kenneth Salyer

Prof David Precious Scientific Award

Prof S M Balaji receiving the highest scientific Prof David Precious Award from Prof Kenneth Salyer in the presence of Prof Alexander Hemprich and Prof Marie Tolarova at the 12th World Cleft and Craniofacial Congress held in Germany.

Dr S.M Balaji receiving Dr.B.C. Roy National Award

Dr.B.C. Roy National Award

Dr. S.M. Balaji receiving the prestigious ``Dr.B.C. Roy National Award`` from Her Excellency the President of India, Shrimati. Pratibha Devisingh Patil in 2006. The highest award of the Medical Council of India.

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam applauded Dr SM Balaji

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam applauded

Former President of India His Excellency Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam applauded Prof. Dr. S.M Balaji for conducting a dental camp for the Speech and Hearing Impaired children.

Meeting Hon'ble Prime Minister of India

Meeting Hon'ble Prime Minister of India

Prof. Dr. S.M Balaji meeting Hon'ble Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India during the Dental Curriculum Development Program.

Dr. Brammiah Sastri Memorial Award

Dr. Brammiah Sastri Memorial Award

Prof. Dr, S.M. Baljai receiving the “ Dr. Brammiah Sastri Memorial Award” from Dr. R.C. Sobthi, Vice Chancellor, Punjab University, in the presence of Dr. A.K. Singh, President, Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists in 2010

Outstanding Surgeon Award Dr SM Balaji

Outstanding Surgeon Award

Dr. S.M. Balaji receiving the Outstanding Surgeon Award at the National Implant logy Conference from Shri. Prakash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab

The Gold Medal

The Gold Medal

Prof. Dr. S.M. Balaji receiving “The Gold Medal” for best scientific presentation from Prof. J.N. Khanna, President, Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, flanked by Prof. Stoelinga, President, International Association of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgeons, USA.

Young Scientist Award - Dr SM Balaji

Young Scientist Award

Dr.S.M Balaji receiving ``Young Scientist Award`` from Hon'ble Dr. Thambi Durai, Minister of Health, Government of Tamil Nadu in 2002.

The Award of Appreciation, Dr SM Balaji

The Award of Appreciation

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry honouring Prof. Dr. S.M. Balaji for his yeomen medical service and immense contributions to Maxillo-facial Surgery and Dentistry. The Award of Appreciation was presented by Mr. V. K. Subburaj, IAS, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Also seen are Mr. David Holly, Consul General, Australian Consulate, Chennai and Dr. Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals

Best Tamil Medical Book Award Dr SM Balaji

Best Medical Book Award

Prof. Dr. S.M. Balaji being awarded the Best Medical Book Award and a cash prize of Rs.10000 for his book on “Oral Cancer”, by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2003.

Best Tamil Medical Book Award Dr SM Balaji

Best Tamil Medical Book

Prof.Dr. S.M Balaji being awarded the Best Tamil Medical Book author award and cash prize of Rs. 10,000 from Hon'ble Mr. O. Panner Selvam, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 2000

Best Medical Author Award

Best Medical Author Award

Prof. Dr. S.M. Balaji being awarded the “Best Medical Author Award” and a cash prize of Rs.10000 for his Tamil Medical Book, from Hon'ble Mr. C.V. Shunmugam, Minister of Education,Government of Tamil Nadu.

The National Award of Excellence

The National Award of Excellence

Prof. Dr. S.M. Balaji receiving The National Award of Excellence from Hon'ble Mr. Thalavai Sundaram, Minister of Health during IOACON Conference.

Dr. Ginwala Rolling Trophy - 2004

Dr. Ginwala Rolling Trophy - 2004

Prof. Dr. S.M Balaji receiving “Dr. Ginwala Rolling Trophy - 2004” - for Best Scientific Presentation, 30th Annual Conference of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Nagpur in 2004. The highest award of the Association from Prof. Dr. Sabarwal, President and Prof. Dr. George Paul, Secretary General.

National Academy of Medical Sciences

National Academy of Medical Sciences

Prof. Dr. S.M Balaji being awarded the Membership to the National Academy of Medical Sciences in the presence of Dr. Hari Gautham, Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University in the presence of Health Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mrs. Sahu.

Fathima Beevi and Dr SM Balaji

Award of Excellence

Receiving the Award of Excellence from Her Excellency Ms. Fathima Beevi, Governor of Tamil Nadu.

Best Scientific Presentation award

Best Scientific Presentation Award

Prof. Dr. S.M Balaji receiving the ``Best Scientific Presentation award`` of PABMI from Dr. Tet Serapadi, President, Indonesian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons at Surabaya, Indonesia in 2000

Best Innovative Surgical Technique MODUS Award of Merit

The Best Innovative Surgical Technique MODUS Award of Merit

Prof. Dr. S.M. Balaji receiving “The Best Innovative Surgical Technique MODUS Award of Merit”, the highest award of the Asian Association of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, along with 50,000Yen cash prize from Prof. Dr. Noma, President, AAOMS at the 6th Asian Conference in Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery at Tokyo, Japan in 2004.

Dr. R. Ahmed Oration Award

Dr. R. Ahmed Oration Award

Dr. Balaji receiving the highest award of the Indian Dental Association the ``Dr. R. Ahmed Oration`` award in 2006

Order of Good Times

Order of Good Times

The Lt. Governor of Halifax, Myra Freeman presenting the ``Order of Good Times`` to Prof. Dr. S.M Balaji for his contribution to cleft children rehabilitation, Halifax, Canada.